- Love Island Australia kicked off on ITV2 on Monday night.
- The series is a repeat of the season that first aired in 2018.
Love Island fans were left gutted when ITV2 announced the summer series had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. But bosses soon came to the rescue by announcing they would be airing the Australian version of the show in its place.
However, judging by Twitter, it looks like it's not quite living up to expectations, although it would have taken a lot to live up to the OG Love Island, to be fair.
The show kicked off last night at 9pm and viewers soon flocked to Twitter to share their opinions on the series.
It looks like a lot of people didn't realise it was going to be a repeat of the 2018 season:
Gutted to find love Island Australia is a repeat I thought it was a new season #loveislandAustralia— Leanne Lynch (@lynchy86_) June 15, 2020
#loveislandAustralia Didnt realise it was a repeat of season 1 such a let down :(— ben cannon (@Bencannon62Ben) June 15, 2020
was excited for the new love island australia until i realised it was an old one from two years ago which i have already seen 🙃— immie🧚🏼♀️ (@abcdefghimmie) June 12, 2020
Others criticised the series for its serious lack of diversity:
Some people thought it just wasn't "the same":
Love Island Australia is just not the same 😫— marnielouise (@marnielouise13) June 15, 2020
Love island Australia is just not the same without Ian Stirling as voiceover— Charlotte (@CharlotteKedian) June 15, 2020
I'm watching love island Australia and I miss @IainDoesJokes voiceover 💔 it's not the same— Jade (@ThatJade94) June 15, 2020
Still, others were ready to get stuck in for the next six weeks:
There was me thinking this was a new series of #LoveIslandAustralia but I’ve remembered everyone is socially distancing, and found out this is 2 years old - please don’t give me spoilers though. I’m treating this as new as I haven’t watched it before.🤫— Georgia Pitman (@GeorgiaRPitman) June 15, 2020
Love Island Australia yessssss yes yes I’m here for it— Gemma Sharpe. (@gemmasharpexox) June 15, 2020
Love island without Iain sterling is wrong. But yes I will still watch every single episode #LoveIslandAUS— Chloe (@chloeep99) June 15, 2020
Love Island Australia is exactly the same set up as the UK version, with 10 single Aussies heading into a luxury villa in Mallorca in a bid to find love and win the cash prize of $50,000 (£26,337). While Sophie Monk hosts the show, Irish radio star Eoghan Dermott is the show's narrator.
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